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UK asked to check anti-India activities on its soil

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today conveyed to the its disappointment over the "unabated" anti-activities by some and groups in that country and desecration of national flag during Narendra Modi's visit to in April, officials said HERE.

During an hour long meeting here, Union of State for Home told UK of State for Counter Extremism Baroness Williams that terrorism cannot be seen with a prismatic view and urged him to check anti-activities on its soil, according to a statement.

An privy to the meeting said the Indian side expressed its disappointment with the "unabated anti-India activities by some and groups in the UK and the increasing instances of collusion between and separatists".

The UK delegation has been told that it should take cognisance of such anti-India activities on British soil and take steps to curb them as continuance of anti-India activities does not bode well for both the countries, the said

The Indian delegation also conveyed its deep disappointment and shock at the desecration of Indian flag at in by miscreants in the presence of during Modi's visit to the UK in April, another said.

The India side stressed on taking strong action against the culprits, who were caught on video, as has failed to nab them

Despite photographic evidence and witness statements, there have been no arrests or progress in the investigation which was quite disappointing, the British delegation has been told.

Earlier, the issue of desecration of Indian flag was strongly taken up by the with the The UK had conveyed its regret at the highest level and immediately replaced the desecrated Indian flag with a new one.

The has also submitted video and photographic evidences of culprits to and is following up with them.

In its statement, the said the bilateral discussions covered variety of important issues ranging from cooperation in matters of migration, tackling extremism,

extradition, sharing of criminal records etc.

Underlining the need for cooperation in fighting international terrorism, Rijiju called for implementation of the recommendations of the (FATF) to check money laundering and terrorist financing, the statement said.

In response to the UK Minister's request for facilitating repatriation of illegal migrants, Rijiju said while the issue of time-frames is important, the government would like to reassure itself about the completion of verification before repatriation process begins.

Rijiju also lauded the cooperation of the on various international forums, it said.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 20:05 IST